Reasons You May Need An Extraction

Illustration tooth is removed by forceps in oral cavity. Children dentistry characters. Kawaii facial expressions.Taking care of your smile is a process that involves multiple forms of care and treatment. For example, you need to attend your routine checkups and cleanings at least every six months to keep your grin healthy, just as you need to brush your teeth, floss after meals, and rinse using antiseptic mouthwash. Still, it does not take much to fall short in any of these areas, and before you know it, you are in need of a root canal or some other type of treatment to prevent an infection from consuming an entire tooth. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist takes a look at reasons you may need a dental extraction and what to expect from treatment.

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Preserving Your Health With Root Canal Therapy

Dental teeth, mouth, gums dentists teaching model showing each tooth and root canal decay and inflamation.In our most recent blog, our team took a look at the way dental fillings could be used to address early signs of dental decay, and how composite resin offers significant benefits in more ways than one. Indeed, nothing is more troubling than feeling as though you are doing more than enough to care for your teeth, just for an infection to take hold of a structure and wreak havoc. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will take a deeper look into the role of tooth decay in damaging your teeth, as well as how your smile can benefit from root canal therapy.

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Treating Cavities With Dental Fillings

cute cartoon healthy teeth and tooth decayCaring for your oral health involves a few different moving parts, and not all of them are necessarily accounted for in every preventive routine. In other words, it can become easy to lose track of the level of detail you provide dental care, and falling short in your routine is bound to open the door for bacteria and other concerns to cause trouble. In cases such as these, it is important to seek treatment sooner rather than later, and our team is ready to help. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist discusses the benefits of filling cavities with restorative care, and why it is important to do so efficiently.

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Schedule Your Checkup And Cleaning Today

Doctor in Rubber Gloves. Examine Teeth of Patient. Closeup Checking Condition of Mouth. Healthcare Concept. Medicine and Care. Treatment at Dentist Office. Medical Treatment. Dental Hygiene.Losing one or more of your teeth can negatively influence your smile in more ways than one. Some of these concerns include the influence on your ability to bite and chew normally, how your jaw structure is influenced, and of course, the presence of a noticeable gap. To avoid this, your dentist recommends practicing a well-rounded preventive dental routine, and ensuring you are up-to-date on your dental visits. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist examines what takes place during your six-month checkup, as well as why this is a crucial step to practicing effective dental prevention.

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Understanding Dentures And Dental Bridges

denturesWhen you are missing teeth, it is crucial to act quickly. Not only does it pose cosmetic issues, but it can also affect your overall oral health. If you are down a tooth — or several — you can miss out on important nutrients you get when chewing. Moreover, lacking teeth can cause your jaw to receive insufficient stimulation, resulting in it losing density. In more severe cases, this can lead to your face sinking in, which can then prompt more severe treatments to fix. With this in mind, it is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter if you lost your teeth due to a lacking preventative routine or external trauma, you must act quickly. Dentures and dental bridges are common, effective solutions that can fit either a single missing tooth or an entire smile. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist discusses both treatments and the scenarios in which either is required.  (more…)

Proper Practices When Brushing Your Teeth

Toothbrush with toothpaste vector illustration, red tooth brush and blue tooth paste simple flat modern design isolatedWhether you are aware of it or not, your smile is constantly facing the effects of various oral health threats and concerns. Though many patients are quick to jump to concerns such as tooth decay and gum disease (and we can’t blame you, they are very common), these are only the tip of the iceberg. Indeed, even surface-level only concerns such as stains, chips, and cracks all develop from a host of wear and tear over the years, and sometimes the only thing that can help is a cosmetic dental procedure. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist identifies the importance of starting with a healthy foundation of prevention and what to know about brushing your teeth.

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Have You Heard Of Dental Veneers?

Cheerful hipster girl 20s with perfect veneers laughing during resting time in cafe interior, sincerely female customer with tea cup for warming smiling during cafeteria recreation on weekendIt goes without saying that your smile is constantly enduring the wear and tear of various factors throughout the course of your life. While the most extreme cases of these may include severe gum infection, uncontrollable or irreversible dental decay, and permanent tooth loss, this does not negate the fact that millions of people must endure the effects of cosmetic concerns on a daily basis. Indeed, blemish-specific procedures exist to address issues such as noticeable stains or even cracks, but what does this mean for a grin experiencing various concerns? In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist looks at the versatility of porcelain veneers and how your smile can benefit.

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Visible Benefits From Dental Whitening

Lips. Woman With Red Lipstick And Strawberry. Close Up Of Plump Full Sexy Lips With Professional Lip Makeup Holding Berry In White Healthy Teeth. Beauty And Cosmetics Concept. High ResolutionYour smile serves a number of very important roles throughout the course of your life, and the sooner you start routine care, the better protection you are affording your grin. In other words, only with early prevention can you maintain a healthy, lifelong smile. Still, sometimes infections and other health-complicating concerns are not the primary issue, and instead, surface-level blemishes can threaten a person’s confidence and happiness in their overall oral appearance. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist discusses the major benefits of cosmetic dental treatment, as well as how most adults can benefit from teeth whitening at least once in their lives.

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When To Schedule Your Child’s First Checkup

Doctor dentist teaching a child to brush teeth. Dentist concept.Taking care of your grin is a lifelong practice that involves providing attention to different components of your smile. These include your gums, teeth, tongue, and other tissues. Further, a full preventive regimen often consists of brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash in order to prevent bacterial concerns that lead to decay and periodontal infection. When it comes to planning dental care, however, it is important to get a head start while you are young in order to increase your chances of a lifelong grin. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist discusses when you should schedule your child’s first checkup, as well as what you can expect from this visit.

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Recognizing Various Stages Of Decay

Close up picture mouth with dental problems showing missing tootIt goes without saying that your smile, though composed of some of the strongest structures in the human body, is not beyond harm. In fact, it is constantly on the defensive and fending off various sources of threat, including gum disease and infection, nontraditional oral health concerns, and much more. While you may be familiar with the threat of dental decay, what you might not be aware of is the way it can cause exponential damage when left untreated. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist takes a look at the way tooth decay progresses, as well as what you should know about untreated infections.

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